Is there something better than fresh out of the oven, still warm Banana bread? I just love the texture and the sweet-ish taste. Just like cake, but in a healthy version, that actually fills you up! Perfect for those of you that have a sweet tooth 😉
Often, I bake Banana bread if I already know that I might be short on time and/or won’t have a good option to eat out (e.g. at university). It’s a good option for a takeaway lunch because it holds its texture and is easy to eat on the go.
Depending on the oats you use, the recipe can easily be made gluten-free.
Oats are one of my favorite staple foods: healthy, tasty and versatile! Besides protein (ca. 12%) they contain fiber (10%), vitamins, and minerals. Even though oats are, in theory, gluten-free, most of the products suffer from contamination with gluten. Thus, please consider picking gluten-free labeled oats, when coeliac disease is an issue. (Read more about gluten-free oats here, Coeliac UK).
Buckwheat Flour is a gluten-free flour made from buckwheat. It contains protein (ca. 10%), fiber and carbohydrates, furthermore vitamins and minerals. It’s a really nice gluten-free flour to bake with because it thickens up with fluids and binds the whole mixture.
I hope you’ll like this Banana bread recipe! What is your favorite type of Banana Bread?
Banana Bread (vegan|optional: gluten-free)
15 minutes (+ ca. 50 minutes baking time)
Printables: Banana Bread
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 100g oats
- 1 dash of salt
- optional: 0.5-1 tsp cinnamon
- 250g buckwheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 40g nuts, chopped (e.g. brazil nuts)
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 200ml plant-based Milk (e.g. rice milk)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- optional: Coconut sugar as a topping
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Line a baking tin (mine is around 30x11cm) with baking paper.
- Put the mashed bananas into a big bowl.
- Add all dry ingredients; then add milk and maple syrup and mix with a whisk.
- Put the mixture into the baking tin (and sprinkle with coconut sugar).
- Bake for about 45-50 minutes and let it cool.
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